Day 7 of Xifaximin...

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   Posted 5/20/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on xifaximin since last wednesday night. I'm taking 2-200mg pills twice a day. So a total of 800 mg a day for 10 days... I see my GI on Friday and that will be about day 9.

Nothing has really change which I'm upset about. I know there's been little blood, mucous along with some yeasty looking stuff. It's hard to explain... I'm having alot of gas??? I thought this should subside? Most of my BM are still formed though...And there smelly...

Any advice??? Where do I go from here? Jeez!

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/20/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're talking about Xifaxin (rifaximin). I have taken it multiple times. Every time I take it I get HORRIBLE gas that takes a week or more to go away after I'm done taking it. I don't know if it's just a reaction that occurs when the drug releases and reacts with what's in my colon or why it might happen but you're not the only one. It also took some time to see improvement (sometimes after I was through with prescription) but it has helped me each time. Sometimes it was not enough to stay away from pred, other times to help me get off pred. When my GI first prescribed it he was pretty unsure if it would help me out at all so the fact that it did was good news for me (especially at the cost).
Ducridr - 35 - female

Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007

Asacol - 6 (400mg) 2x/day, Xifaxin 2 (200mg) 2x/day, Prednisone 15 mg (started at 40mg Nov 08 - again), multi-vitamin, calcium and vit d supplement, potassium supplement, B-12 supplement, Junel FE (BCP),metamucil capsule (1/day) Coumadin (for blood clot) 5mg/day, 1st Remicade treatment 2/4/2009, 2nd - 2/18/09.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 5/22/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   

So how did your appointment today go? Who prescribed the rifaximin? Did you read that book by Dr. Pimentel?
Male, Age 36
UC since July 2006 - entire large intestine

Current Meds
prednisone taper (currently 25mg)
4x1200mg Mezavant once daily

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